Telenav Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Good, not great

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Telenav has a great product that is actually helpful, and some solid leadership that cares about developing their offering in the market.

    Cons

    While this company has a good offering, unfortunately the management doesn't have a strong focus on innovating. They really need to focus on developing more products and not just keeping up with the competition. They also seem to think that they compete with Google, but really I don't know that they even fall onto the radar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not only important for you to continue to innovate, but you'll also need to develop talent from within if you're looking to keep your top performers as opposed to losing them to stronger companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telenav

    Pros

    I have been working for telenav for 11 years.
    1. Work time is flexible
    2. Managers are nice to employees.
    3. The place is in sunnyvale, which is very convenient.

    Cons

    Currently,
    1. It is not profitable.
    2. It starts to lay off employees because of finance issue.
    3. Lots of talents are leaving.

  3. Good company

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good technical people, great technology to work, fun place,

    Cons

    They need better people manager

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  5. Decent company, hopefully in a rebuilding phase

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good comp and benefits, smart people.

    Cons

    The company faces a serious challenge with the major players in the field (Google, Apple) as well as fast-moving startups (Waze).

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Software QA Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telenav

    Pros

    Flexibility
    cross cultural interaction
    navigation product experience

    Cons

    Language can be a barrier

  7. Excellent company for gaining technical skills; Good flow of talent out to quality silicon valley leaders

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    Former Employee - EPM in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - EPM in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Latest technology used, Quick adaptation of best practices. Good training programs by HR and industry experts. Good team members. Free food and Friday social hour. Compensation is competitive to the role.

    Cons

    Loud talker wins, Visibility is through any questions. Benefits so so but tries to be competitive to industry. Leadership takes input too much from newly recruited leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut losing businesses quickly. Consider right/left shift of senior management; Rotate first level management to get overall experience.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Have some bright engineers and good technology.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Have some bright, hard working engineers. An environment for getting cross-culture experience

    Cons

    Management has no clear direction. Nobody cares about work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Nice people and good to learn stuff.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Telenav full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quite a few of nice colleague to work with.

    Have chance to learn knowledge from back end to front end.

    Cons

    Long term outlook is not that clear or positive.

    Need time to figure out the strategy for the coming several years before money burned out.

    It's not the worst situation met in past 10 years, but still need really good idea to overcome the challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engineer needs time for family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great place to try new things and learn.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telenav (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Most of them care.

    Cons

    Too many don't care about quality. Too many priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus. Focus. Focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 'Not sure what Management is trying to do.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time

    Pros

    HR is what HR should be, supportive, helpful, nice. Co-workers are generally helpful and collaborative. The product and technology have potential to be turned into interesting Apps.

    Cons

    They just layed-off a lot of good people with a lot of experience in the current Telenav core business - navigation and search. Maybe the company is pivoting toward a new direction, but this has not been communicated to the employees, so recent actions seem strange and erratic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to stabilize the company direction. Flexibility is good to a point. If your direction is not clear, employees and investors will lose confidence.
    UX team has too much influence over product direction. You also have Product Marketing, Product Management and Engineering teams with specific market/product experience to contribute. They are feeling frustrated and marginalized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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